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Introducing SeedLegals for Investors

Published:  Mar 21, 2023
Anthony Rose
Anthony Rose

Co-Founder and CEO

Suzanne Worthington
Suzanne Worthington

Senior Writer

When we launched SeedLegals, we focused on creating a platform for founders to do their funding rounds, issue share options to their team and create contracts. For investors, the SeedLegals platform allows you to review and sign documents, access those documents anytime, all in one place.

Today we’re taking the next step by launching, a dedicated portal for angels and funds who’ve invested in companies via funding rounds on SeedLegals. Investors can log in to see all their deals, view the total value of their investments, send out term sheets, complete deals even faster, and more.

Here’s a quick overview of what’s available and how it works.



View your portfolio

Log into and head to Portfolio to see at a glance all the companies you’ve invested in or have shares in, and the value of your investments.

For now, we base the value of your investment on the price per share of the last shares issued by that company on SeedLegals. We’ll soon enhance this to allow you to enter your best estimate of the company valuation, and the value of your shares will change to be based on that.

If you and/or other shareholders have preference shares (or SEIS/EIS-compatible liquidation preference shares), this is automatically factored into the calculations.

term sheet
Portfolio view for investors

View your shares and SEIS/EIS certificates

In Portfolio, click on a company for a more detailed view of your investment(s) in that company, the share class rights of your shares, and the SEIS/EIS status.

You’ll find your SEIS/EIS certificates here too – no need to rummage in your paperwork to find them when the time comes to claim your SEIS/EIS tax relief.

Seedlegals Investors Papper
In Portfolio, click on a company to view shares and SEIS details.

View a cap table

In Portfolio, click on a company and if they’ve given you access to their cap table, you’ll be able to see all the shareholders, your shareholding, option pool and more.

Seedlegals Investors Cap Table Papper
If the company has granted you access, you can view the cap table.
Can't see a cap table?
In Deal Manager, select the company and go to the Cap table tab. Click the button to request access. The company get an email notification with your request.

Model exit scenarios

If the company has given you access to their cap table, you’ll also be able to model how much your shares are worth at different valuations.

You’ll also be able to see the effect of preference shares on the payout to shareholders for different exit valuations.

Preference shares are shares that are paid out ahead of other shares, known as the ‘waterfall’. The preference waterfall determines who gets what at exit.

As an example, take a look at the exit modelling below. The A Preferred shareholders have a 1X Non-Participating Liquidation Preference, which means that on a sale of the company, these shareholders have the choice of either:

  • getting their investment money back first, or
  • converting their preference shares to ordinary shares, and getting their pro rata share of the proceeds of sale.

The graph shows the A Preferred shareholders would be better off than investors with ordinary shares up to an exit of £8 million, but for a sale of the company above £8 million, the A Preferred shareholders would choose to convert their preference shares into ordinary shares, to get a share of the proceeds rather than their money back.

Deal Manager Exit Scenario Model
Exit modelling: this graph shows how payout distribution for shareholders with A Preferred (green line) and Ordinary (purple line) shares varies with the value of the sale.

Use Deal Manager to send proposals and negotiate

Did you know that investors can use SeedLegals to send investment proposals to companies? This feature – Deal Manager – has been live for a while (it was one of our best-kept secrets) but we’ve now made it easier to use.

In the same way that we make it faster and easier for founders to lead and close a round, with Deal Manager investors can:

  • send investment proposals to companies
  • track rounds in progress
  • negotiate deal terms faster
    To speed up your negotiations, use the commenting feature instead of sending documents back and forth with tracked changes.

You can quickly clone previous investment proposals so after you’ve created one proposal with your preferred deal terms, it takes a few minutes to send out another investment proposal.

Previously, you had to enable Deal Manager in Settings before it was visible, now it’s available front and centre (and with many enhancements) in SeedLegals for Investors.

Who can use Deal Manager?
Currently Deal Manager is available to company investors only: VCs and funds. We’re working on making it available to individuals (angel investors) as soon as possible.
Deal Manager Deals
Use Deal Manager to send proposals, track deals and negotiate.

View your deal at a glance

When a company has accepted your investment proposal, or has otherwise added you to a round, you can see the round status and all the documents in one place.

To review and/or sign a document, log in and go to Portfolio, click on the company and then click on the document in the list.

Deal Manager Overview
View your deal at a glance. Click on a document in the list to review and/or sign it.

Negotiate deal terms the easy way

Somehow it’s become normal for deals between companies and investors to be negotiated by email exchange – sending Word or GDocs documents back and forth, peppered with tracked changes. We think this is irrational – it’s prone to errors and far too time-consuming.

Fortunately, on SeedLegals there’s a better way. You can now see all the terms for your deal at a glance. As you negotiate and update the terms, the documents are updated automatically to match.

We reckon that compared to negotiating via back-and-forth emails, closing rounds on SeedLegals is ten times faster.

Deal Manager Terms
Use Deal Manager to view and edit terms.

Comment on terms to speed up negotiations

With Deal Manager you can set your preferred deal terms – but what happens if you send a proposal to a company and they don’t agree with your terms?

When a company adds you to their round, log in and select the company, click on the document, then go to Terms. If the company doesn’t agree with a preferred term (for example, you asked for a seat on their board but they’re not offering one), you’ll see a comment on that term.

To negotiate, simply add a comment to start the discussion. (Companies get an instant email notification when you add a comment – and you’ll get a notification as soon as they reply.)

Deal Manager Terms Commenting
Add comments alongside terms.

How to access SeedLegals for Investors

There are two ways to access SeedLegals for Investors:

  1. Log in at, or
  2. If you already have a SeedLegals account, to go to SeedLegals for Investors (and to go back again), use the switcher at the top right of the screen:
Seedlegals Investors Switcher
Use the switcher at the top right to move between SeedLegals for founders and SeedLegals for Investors.

Access to SeedLegals for Investors is free of charge.

If you’ve made investments through SeedLegals, you don’t need to do anything – your companies are already there in Portfolio.

If you’d like to make a new investment, VCs and funds can do this via Deal Manager (Deal Manager for angel investors coming soon).

Invested in companies that aren’t on SeedLegals? To see those investments on SeedLegals, you’ll need to invite those companies to get set up on SeedLegals…


What’s next?

The launch of SeedLegals for Investors is only the first release of many we have in the pipeline for investors. Stay tuned…

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Serial entrepreneur and startup champion, Anthony is our CEO and Co-Founder.
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